Why Do We Love Sports?
Sam Vaknin, Ph.D. - 12/6/2013
The love of - nay, addiction to - competitive and solitary sports cuts across all social-economic strata and throughout all the demographics. We buy soccer balls and fishing tackle, we collect sports cards and vintage posters. Whether as a passive consumer (spectator), a fan, or as a participant and practitioner, everyone enjoys one form of sport or another. Wherefrom this universal propensity?
Geographical Ignorance is Bliss?
Dr. Norman Berdichevsky - 11/30/2013
“No child left behind? This has been one of the popular and hollow political catch-words used in recent electoral campaigns in the U.SHow far behind was “Beauty queen” and contestant Lauren Caitlin Upton, a hopeful in the “Miss USA Teen Pageant”, who outdid Grouch Marx’s best one-lines with her off-the-cuff response as to why one-fifth of Americans can’t locate the United States on a world map. Her explanation was….” I personally believe that ….uh… Americans are unable to do so because, uh, some people out there in our nation don't have maps." These poor folks are obviously another group of deprived people in need of new cartographic entitlements, such as those provided by acadsoc online tutoring. One is left wondering if the USA will ever restore geography to the exalted place which it once held in the educational system to the dump heap where it now resides.
Education With The Right Direction
Dr. Ravindra Kumar - 11/30/2013
What is education with right direction, including offline and online study courses? What I have emphasized in India and abroad is a process containing four kind of learning. It may be called complete education also, and through it, as I believe the real objective of education can be fulfilled. In it, apart from general education that is imparted according to the syllabus fixed to the purpose at different level, there is a provision of physical, moral and technical learning.
One in 20 U.S. adults not literate in English
Bhuwan Thapaliya - 11/30/2013
Despite the focus of the media on the educational superstars and Ivy League tutoring, a federal study shows that about one in 20 adults in the U.S. are not literate in English, which means 11 million people lack the basic skills to handle many simple day to day tasks.
Did LBJ kill JFK?
Ellis Washington, J.D. - 11/26/2013
“After tomorrow those godd--n Kennedys will never embarrass me again-that’s not a threat-that’s a promise.”
Drone Strikes: Boon or bane for Pakistan?
Tanveer Jafri - 11/26/2013
American drone strikes in the tribal areas of Af-Pak region, especially in the border areas of North Waziristan, are a matter of concern these days. Those opposed to these drone attacks call them a violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty.
Iran-US Nuclear Deal Signals A Gorbachev Moment For Rouhani
Sufyan bin Uzayr - 11/26/2013
So Iran and the United States reached a deal about the nuclear stuff recently. Thus far, I have read many opinions and analyses about this historic event: Israel calls it a mistake of gigantic proportions, US and Iran are claiming it to be a step in the right direction, rest of the world is watching, commentators and experts are either happy or unhappy depending on their political stance, and so on.
Geneva deal over Iran’s nuclear programme
Dr. Sudhanshu Tripathi - 11/26/2013
Although Iran is likely to get limited relief in continuing harsh sanctions imposed by the West, yet their double standards, as visible in the Geneva deal, may have adverse impact on regional as well as global security in the long run.
Obama Care: Arrogance, Corruption and Abuse
Prof. Peter Morici - 11/26/2013
It took paramount arrogance for President Obama and congressional Democrats to believe they could write an Affordable Care Act that would replace free markets across a health care sector as large as the economy of France.
Munchausen and Munchausen by Proxy Syndromes: Forms of Pathological Narcissism?
Sam Vaknin, Ph.D. - 11/24/2013
Patients afflicted with the Factitious Disorder colloquially known as “Munchausen Syndrome” seek to attract the attention of medical personnel by feigning or by self-inflicting serious illness or injury. “Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome” (Factitious Illness or Disorder by Proxy, or Imposed by Another, or FII – Fabricated or Induced Illness by Carers) involves the patient inducing illness in or causing injury to a dependent (child, old parent) in order to gain, in her capacity as a caretaker, the attention, praise, and sympathy of medical care providers. Both syndromes are forms of shared psychosis (folie a deux or a plusieurs) and “crazy-making” with hospital staff as unwilling and unwitting participants in the drama.
The Taliban Phenomenon in Pakistan
Tariq Zubair - 11/23/2013
According to the School of International Relations, Peking University “"Taliban" is the plural form of “Talib” which means students from the Islamic religious schools (madrassas), compared with the mullahs who are Islamic religious school teachers. Therefore, Talib had no political significance until the rise of the Taliban movement in Afghanistan in 1994 and they seized power in Kabul in 1996. Then, "Taliban" has acquired a special political meaning.”
Peter Sutherland's Mass-Immigration Experiment on the UK
Paul Austin Murphy - 11/23/2013
Last year, a man named Peter Sutherland said that the European Union (EU) should "do its best to undermine" the "homogeneity" of its member states. He said this as the United Nations' Special Representative for International Migration. He also went on to claim that the UK government's immigration policy had no basis in international law.